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MPs to shortlist candidates for SABC board posts

The advertising of posts and the vetting of candidates delayed the process last year.

A picture taken on 20 October, 2010 shows the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) headquarters in Johannesburg. Picture: AFP
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CAPE TOWN – Members of Parliament (MPs) are scheduled to begin shortlisting candidates to fill three vacant seats on the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board tomorrow.

The re-advertising of posts and the vetting of candidates delayed the process last year.

There are currently six vacancies on the board.

Parliament’s Communications Portfolio Committee has the overdue task of recommending candidates to fill three vacant posts on the SABC board.

It follows the resignations of Thembinkosi Bonakele in mid-2014, Ellen Tshabalala in December 2014 and Bongani Khumalo in January last year.

Committee chairperson Joyce Moloi-Moropa says she doesn't expect any more delays.

“Our work has been finalised by Parliament and the portfolio committee is ready to proceed with its work now.”

The committee will soon be dealing with another matter involving board appointments.

It will have to process the controversial Broadcasting Amendment Bill, which removes Parliament’s role in the appointment process.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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